Weekly StandUp #20: What Happened at OpenCorporates

This post is the part of a weekly blogpost series updating you on what’s going on at OpenCorporates this week. Want to help us get more data? Claim a mission!

Data the OpenCorporates team is scraping…. from the Data team

Shyam is continuing work on the US non-profit data and is pulling in company fillings (now free) for UK.
New Feature (in case you missed it last week): We’re now showing addresses and controlling companies in search results as well as showing matched branches a company has.

5 word update on what mysterious problem solving they are up to…. from the Dev team

Lukas: Getting data from Turbot into OpenCorporates quickly
Peter: Getting data from Turbot into OpenCorporates quickly
Seb: Mysterious admin

Bots submitted by community members…. from Peter Evans.

Peter Evans is reviewing a bot submitted by Helen and working through the existing bots Dane, Dinotash and Ben have written and are writing!

Do you want to join the fun and claim an Open Data mission? Here’s what Peter suggests.
MEDIUM : Write a bot for Finance Licences (securities) – Israel Securities Authority (isa)’
MEDIUM : Write a bot for Finance Licences (securities) – Securities And Exchange Commission (thailand)’
HARD : Write a bot for financial licenses (banking) for Sudan

The next #FlashHacks is…

London, 29th July, 6 – 10pm >> Join Us!
Want to host your own #FlashHacks? Get in touch hera@opencorporates.com .

Tweet of the Week

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What else?

  • Seb has a new niece. Welcome to the world, Jemima!
  • Peter E organised a ceilidh and made lots of vegan food!
    PeterE's ceilidh
  • Hera (me!) is creating a series of tutorial videos to help new users get acclimated with OpenCorporates. I’ve done the first one for extreme newbies! Tell me if you like it and send me your suggestions for which ones I should do next on twitter (@opencorporates) or community@opencorporates.com